Throwback Thursday Christmas Shaker Hanger Tutorial

Authentique Classic Christmas Shaker Hanger with APG Snip It Grid/Calendar and Fanfare Dies by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 10

Throwback Thursday Christmas Shaker Hanger Tutorial

Hello, Friends!  Welcome to Throwback Thursday Christmas in July!  Today I have a super sweet and easy to make Christmas Shaker Hanger Tutorial for you.  You can make this cute project in no time, and then hang it on a kitchen cabinet, a door knob or an office cubicle.  If you get started on making these now, you’ll have plenty to give as gifts when Christmas rolls around.

Authentique Classic Christmas and Spellbinder Dies

Use any favorite Christmas collection to make this sweet little shaker hanger.  My blog buddy, Sherry Somers, gifted me with a 6×6 pad of Authentique Paper’s Classic Christmas collection in some happy mail this spring.  Since this is one of my all time favorite Christmas collections, I decided to feature it this week.  I had a few bits and pieces of the 12×12 brick pattern along with some 3×4 cards left.  But nothing else, so that 6×6 pad came in real handy!  Thanks again, Sherry!

TIP: Stitch the brick patterned paper onto some burlap to add country charm to your shaker hanger.  Since sewing machine needles don’t like to stitch through adhesive, just place a bit of Scor-Tape in the center of the two panels, then stitch.  You’ll be able to keep your margins straight, but won’t hurt your sewing machine.

Frosty Windowpanes

The Spellbinders June Die of the Month makes a great windowpane!  Die cut the Snip it Grid Calendar piece from the kit 3 times: twice from cream cardstock and once from grey.  Then glue the three layers together so that they are slightly offset.  This will give your window pane a real feeling of depth.

TIP: Use a paintbrush to apply dries clear adhesive to the back of each die cut layer.  This is faster, and ultimately neater, than applying the glue straight from the bottle.  I do the same thing when I add my clear cardstock to the back of the windowpanes.  You have far less trouble with glue oozing out onto the acetate and making a sticky, hard to clean up mess.

Little Details

Fussy cut this cute house from a 3×4 card.  Then back it with dimensionals.  Apply Stickles or glitter to the snowy areas of the roof to add lots of shine.  This shows up better in real life than it does in the photos.

Paint jingle bells and Tim Holtz Idea-Ology Christmas Bells with white chalk paint to add country charm.

Die cut flower layers from scraps of patterned paper and winter foliage from cream cardstock.  Custom flowers in a jiffy!

Tie painted jingle bells to the handle of a vintage mini hanger. Tuck in some die cut leaves as a finishing touch.

Christmas Shaker Hanger Video Tutorial

If you’d like to learn how to make this darling little Christmas shaker hanger, please enjoy the video tutorial below.

I hope I’ve shared some tips, tricks and ideas that you can use in your next crafty adventure.  I’ll be back next week with another Christmas in July Throwback Thursday.  Until then, keep calm and craft on, my friends!

You’ll find a linked supply list below this post. To see past Throwback Thursday projects, click HERE.

Thanks for stopping by!




Note: Throwback Thursday is designed to encourage us to use up our crafty stash.  Many of the older items I use are no longer readily available online.  Please feel free to substitute a similar product from your stash. 

12 thoughts on “Throwback Thursday Christmas Shaker Hanger Tutorial

  1. Isabel Gonzalez

    Just beautiful, Kathy!!! It’s so cute and festive!!! I love how you filled it with buttons and the little house is so cute!!! I love it all!! Take care, sweet friend!!

  2. Helen Budz

    Simply love this, Kathy. A hanger for Christmas decor is a great way to go with this paper and that amazing June Spellbinders calendar set. Your step-by-step video is so helpful for seeing how to create the various elements (especially the shaker window) and your tip for adding glitter. That’s a tip I know I’ll be using to add glitter to avoid a big mess. If the hanger you used is no longer available, do you have a recommendation for an alternative one? tfs-Hugs! Stay well.

  3. Joni E

    Love the Christmas shaker hanger! Thanks for the video sharing the instructions to make it. Your creativity is amazing. Have you ever thought of selling kits?

  4. soozyb2013

    Beautiful!!! Just beautiful Kathy. Looks amazing 🙂 Love the shaker window and it’s loaded!! Great project.

  5. Gena L Krannig

    OMG, Kathy! What a fantastic, decorative hanger. So much prettiness all over the place. Your flowers and ribbons are gorgeous and I absolutely love the little Christmas house in the corner. The little jingles are so cute and add such a festive touch. And what a fabulous shaker window with so many pretty shaker elements. This is going to make a wonderful gift! Thank you for sharing and making the video! Hugs!

  6. Claire Gagne

    This is a super card Kathy. I just love the hanger. A wonderful idea as your previous hanger cards you’ve made. Be safe & TYFS

  7. Susan Steele

    This is another absolutely adorable Hanger!!! And sooo Kathy! Thanks for the tip using a paintbrush for the glue …for the glitter on the leaves! Always luv your tutorials …watching you in action! You have such a knack of making it look so easy! Thanks for sharing! Hugs, Suzy Q


    Double WOW!!!!! This hanger card is totally awesome – I need some of these for sure – do you make your hangers – they are the cutest and that grid shaker is perfect Kathy!!!

    1. Bonnie Youngberg

      Love the design. What other ideas do you have for the hangers which are no longer available?

  9. Sherry Somers

    I knew this was ment to be in your collection. What a wonderful piece youve made with it. Im so glad you enjoyed it!

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